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Saraki Storms Benue, Seeks Support Over Presidential Ambition



A former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, visited Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State over his ambition to vie for the 2023 Presidential election.

Saraki, after a close door meeting with Governor Ortom, also met with the State Working Committee members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to familiarise them with his intention to kick start consultations for his ambition to rule the country.

He said that the nationwide defection of party loyalists from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP was an indication that there may not be anyone left in the party before the next election.

“A party that cannot organise its affairs has no business leading this country. A party that has organised its affairs is ready in leading this country and that is the PDP,” he said.

Saraki added that the North Central Zone has paid its dues by working so hard in keeping the country together as one united entity just as he pointed out that, “this time we must stand for our own and charity begins at home.”

The ex -senate president, who was accompanied on the visit by former Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada, former National Chairman of the PDP, Kawu Baraje, Senator Suleiman Adokwe and Prof Iyorwuese Hagher, Chairman of Council, Saraki for President Campaign, thanked the Benue governor for standing out for the zone.

Earlier, Governor Ortom, eulogised Saraki for being one of those Nigerians that have contributed immensely to the development of democracy.

Ortom said it was time to rescue the country from bottom, a position it was placed by the APC government, to the top, adding that Saraki deserves the presidential seat to enable him salvage the country from its current mess.

On his part, the State Chairman of the PDP, Sir John Ngbede, represented by his deputy, Isaac Mfo, said the party in the state had remained intact even as he assured the presidential hopeful that they would back his ambition to rule the country.

Daily Trust


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